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Information Technology Core



The Information Technology (IT) Core supports all the information technology and communication requirements for ICMER Malawi.


The ICEMR Malawi IT Core is based at the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences'  College of Medicine, and works in collaboration with Michigan State University


About 
Information Technology  Core

The Information Technology (IT) Core supports all the information technology and communication requirements for ICMER Malawi.

The ICEMR Malawi IT Core is based at the Kamuzu  University of Health Sciences' College of Medicine, and works in collaboration with Michigan State University

Key Personnel of Core

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Kanthungo Kapachika (Core Leader)

Kanthungo leads the IT Core and manages all the ICEMR Malawi ICT Infrastructure to make sure that it is working properly at all times.

He also manages IT projects that are aimed at improving service of the ICT infrastructure.

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Jonathan Babbage

(MSU IT Collaborator)

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Jennipher Lupiya

(ICEMR Malawi IT Intern)

Core Locations

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Michigan State University

MSU provides guidance in ICT infrastructure setup in accordance with MSU IT policies
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Kamuzu University of Health Sciences – College of Medicine

COM setup ICT Infrastructure in accordance with MSU IT policies as well as University of Malawi College of Medicine IT policies.
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Core Activities

  • We work with service providers to setup robust wired and wireless computer networks
  • We setup and manage servers which provide services such as network authentication, web service, and databases
  • We manage network security to make sure that IT equipment, systems, and data are protected from unauthorized users with malicious intent
  • We setup and manage network access storage (NAS) equipment that store data on site as well as off-site, as part of disaster recovery management
  • We setup applications for data collection and management of research data
  • We work with service providers to setup reliable and fast internet connection to allow fast data transfers as well as smooth teleconference communications both at COM ICEMR office as well as site offices where research studies take place
  • We do research on modern technologies and make recommendations on new systems and equipment to adopt in order to improve ICT services
  • We manage an email system for all ICEMR Malawi staff
  • We manage and maintain all computer hardware for ICMER Malawi which comprise of desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and printers
  • We work with service providers to develop and maintain ICEMR Malawi website
  • We train ICEMR Malawi staff on IT systems and applications usage
  • We provide helpdesk support for IT issues
  • We support electronic meetings such as Project Core meetings and Steering Committee meetings to make sure that they are facilitated properly
  • We manage inventory for all ICEMR Malawi’s ICT infrastructure equipment and systems, including software licenses.